Author Archives: Bex Outram, Assistant Reserve Manager

Welcoming our newest team members

Monday 13th May comments: Today we introduce our new team members for the 2019 season, Ella and Cristín. Both graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2018 and are looking to gain even more experience in the conservation field. Ella, … Continue reading

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Construction Work Underway

Sunday 12th May comments: Following last week’s rainfall, the Kittiwakes on the island have sprung into action. The little pools dotted around the island have filled up, allowing the Kittiwakes to collect mud and grass which is essential for building … Continue reading

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The return of the Terns

  Thursday 9th May comments: All the way from the Antarctic the Arctic Terns have started to arrive to the Isle of May. Early in the morning the terns gather circling the Beacon, displaying to one another finding a potential … Continue reading

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Eider Ducklings

Tuesday 7th May comments: As the breeding season continues we can now add Eider ducklings to our growing seabird population.  The three fluffy ducklings are happily swimming around on the Loch learning to feed and what life entails as a young … Continue reading

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Seal Survival

Tuesday 9th October comments: The Grey Seals pup in every nook and cranny on the Isle of May and every year pups are born at Milldoor. This is a risky area for the seals; although quiet, it has a low-lying boulder … Continue reading

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Storm Ali

  Wednesday 19th September comments: Storm Ali has certainly hit the Isle of May with force today. With wind speeds gusting up to 70mph we have spent most of today sheltering indoors, listening to the howling gale outside. But this afternoon we … Continue reading

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The Volunteer Story

    Tuesday 18th September comments: Here is a little insight into the life of our long-term Isle of May volunteers, over to Sally….. Daryl, James and I were this years long-term volunteers, all of us coming from different backgrounds and … Continue reading

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